Justin Ballou – Competency Based Learning

Hello, and welcome to Episode 129 of the Planning Period Podcast, part of the OnPodcastMedia Network. I’m your host, Brad Shreffler.

This week on the show I am joined by Justin Ballou. Justin is a high school social studies teacher out of New Hampshire who is focused on applied competency based learning.

Justin and I talk about how his school uses competency based learning over seat time, how we can truly engage students just by changing the canvas, how the humanity of education has been deteriorated, how all teachers should reconsider their assessment methods, and how great teachers see potential in students.

So, sit back and enjoy Episode 129 of the Planning Period Podcast, my interview with Justin Ballou.

Justin, thank you so much for an awesome chat! I didn’t know what to expect when I agreed to have you on, so that was great.

To connect with Justin, find him on Twitter @nhjbteach.

If you have comments or questions about the show, you can always connect with me on Twitter or Instagram, @BradShreffler. I love to hear from you all there and that’s also a great place to connect if you’d like to be a guest on the show. Or, checkout the Feedback Page on my website that gives you other options for feedback as well, which you can find at BradShreffler.com/Feedback.

Until next week, consider how you might change the canvas for students.

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Music provided by:

Vicious by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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